Kristoffer Diaz is a playwright and educator, living and working in Brooklyn, NY. His full-length plays, including The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity(finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer), Welcome to Arroyo’s, Rebecca Oaxaca Lays Down a Bunt, Fucking Vigwan, and #therevolution, have been produced and developed at Center Theatre Group, The Goodman, Second Stage, Victory Gardens, American Theatre Company, The Atlantic, InterAct, Mixed Blood, The Orchard Project, Hip-Hop Theater Festival, The Lark, Summer Play Festival, Donmar Warehouse, and South Coast Repertory. Kristoffer was one of the creators of Brink!, the apprentice anthology show at the 2009 Humana Festival of New American Plays.
He is a playwright-in-residence at Teatro Vista, a recipient of the Jerome Fellowship, the Future Aesthetics Artist Regrant and the Van Lier Fellowship (New Dramatists), and a member of the Ars Nova Play Group. He is one of the co-founders of The Unit Collective (Minneapolis). Kristoffer is currently working on a commissions for the Center Theatre Group, The Goodman/Teatro Vista, and Oregon Shakes.
As an educator, conference presenter, and dramaturg, Kristoffer has worked with El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice, the International Thespian Festival, Florida Thespians, Cleveland Play House, No Passport, Austin Scriptworks/Latino Playwright Initiative, Rising Circle Productions, Future Aesthetics Artist Dialogue, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and the Playwrights Center. His journalistic profiles of playwrights Jorge Ignacio Cortinas, Janet Allard, and Rajiv Joseph have appeared in the Brooklyn Rail. His one-act play The Trophy Thieves: A High School Love Storyis published by Playscripts, and his play Welcome to Arroyo’s was published in 2009-10 as part of the first critical anthology of hip-hop theater. His self-published poetry chapbook, Fly Girls and Other Poems, is available from vialulu.com.
Kristoffer holds a BA from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, an MFA from NYU’s Department of Dramatic Writing, and an MFA from Brooklyn College’s Performing Arts Management program.